Cornell Cooperative Extension puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being. We bring local experience and research based solutions together, helping New York State families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world.
Cornell Cooperative Extension is a national leader in creating positive change on behalf of families and communities through rigorously-tested extension programs. We create measurable change in five priority areas by aligning local needs with the resources and priorities of the land grant system and its state and federal partners.
PRIMARY MISSION AREAS
- Agriculture and Food Systems
- Environment and Natural Resources, Sustainable Energy, and Climate Change
- 4-H Youth Development/Children, Youth, and Families
- Nutrition, Food Safety and Security, and Obesity Prevention
- Community and Economic Vitality
These areas provide the lens through which decisions regarding program content, funding, staffing, and infrastructure will be assessed.
Printable Strategic Plan abstract
Printable Strategic Plan
STRATEGIC INITIATIVES, GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
Initiative A: UNIVERSITY-COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
CCE will serve as the flagship for the University’s federally and statutorily mandated efforts in public engagement and outreach, thereby ensuring that the research, knowledge, and collaborative potential across the University is readily accessed and utilized by New York State residents, institutions, and communities.
Initiative B: CORE PROGRAMMING
CCE will identify, develop, and give priority to supporting core educational programs that address critical and emergent needs within New York State. These programs will be reflective of Cornell faculty research priorities and be positioned within and across the five primary mission areas.
Initiative C: REGIONAL NETWORKS
In partnership with CCE associations, the CCE system will implement regional program and administrative networks as the formal operational structure for high quality program delivery and efficient business system support across the state.
Initiative D: RESOURCE STABILITY
The allocation of existing core resources and the acquisition of new resources will be focused on building the capacity of the system to achieve new strategic initiatives and the ongoing priorities of all CCE programming and administrative functions.